Intake Valve - Piston vs. Gate
We're finally going to be able to upgrade to LDH for supply line, and are considering our options for intake valves. It seems like the most common valve is the piston intake valve. However, another option that's been proposed is a large diameter gate valve with air bleeder and pressure relief such as the Harrington H810. The advantage being stated is that they are simpler and easier to maintain, especially in places with "bad" water. Has anyone used one of these in place of a piston or ball intake valve? Any thoughts on benefits of one type versus another? I've heard a lot of good things about the ball valves, but not sure those are within the budget or not. Any thoughts are appreciated.